Family History Research in the South of Scotland

AUGUST 2020: NEW DOWNLOADABLE FAMILY HISTORY SOURCE MATERIAL NOW AVAILABLE !
for Canonbie parish in Dumfriesshire : for Castleton parish in Roxburghshire
FARM RENTALS : IRREGULAR MARRIAGES : ILLEGITIMATE BIRTHS : MILITIA LIST
In these difficult COVID times, we’re doing our best to bring you new information sources for your family history search. We start with some very special resources for Canonbie parish with other parishes to follow soon.

 

Your Scottish Family Puzzle

  • Are you having difficulty with any Scottish family history research ?  Perhaps you’ve reached an impasse ?   See if my local knowledge can help you. Or perhaps you just would like me to transcribe a document from a local Scottish archive.
  • Do you want a complete branch or branches of your Scottish family tree researched ?  Would you like it professionally presented ?
  • Or looking for your long lost Scottish ancestor who emigrated to a new life in America, Canada or Australia ?
  • Or seeking some Scottish help with organising an ancestral tour to Scotland ?

Useful Archives

Relatively Scottish exists to provide research on family history in Scottish archives for customers anywhere in the world.  Therefore I take a flexible approach and can provide specific research to order in any supported archive.  Alternatively I can focus on one or more branches of a family tree for you.

I live in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders and can carry out research at many of the Scottish archives covering south and central Scotland.  This includes the major national archives in Edinburgh like the National Records of Scotland and Scotlandspeople. There are also excellent regional archives such as the Heritage Hub in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Dumfries and Galloway Archives are in the Ewart Library in Dumfries. My own family tree has primary branches in Dumfriesshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Banffshire. As a direct descendant from the infamous border reivers I have a keen interest in reiver genealogy. – you’ll find more information about this on the Reiver Genealogy pages.

Please select an option below :

Family Tree Package  I    Custom Research   I  Scottish Ancestral Tours

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